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Ultimate Embroidery Guide for Beginners

You're keen on getting started with embroidery, but still have a hundred questions? Find all of the answers in the Ultimate Embroidery Guide for Beginners!
As the most basic description, embroidery is the art of using a needle and thread to decorate fabric. In this post, I'm going to explain what embroidery is and take you through a few of the different types of embroidery, as well as show you photos of historic and modern examples of each type.
Ok you're tempted to try embroidery, but it looks complicated - more complicated than cross stitch - let's go into some detail about how difficult embroidery is or isn't!
Some tips for any beginners out there suffering from "blank hoop syndrome"!
A quick video and text tutorial on starting & tying off
Let's talk thread - the main brands, and the main types of hand embroidery thread available.
Wondering which fabrics are best for hand embroidery - and which ones really aren't? Check out our guide to different embroidery materials!
So, you've collected the basics that you need to start embroidering. There's also a few tools that can help you on the way - whether that's helping with threading pesky needles, easing sore hands and fingers, or help with learning new embroidery techniques!
Carrying on from my series on the basics of embroidery, it’s time to talk about another staple – the hoop.
I show you how to transfer a pattern from paper to fabric using carbon paper - and a pen!
What options are there for displaying your finished embroidery pieces?
Learn how to finish off your piece of embroidery by backing it with felt.